GIE Lady Matrix returns their star power: Briana Williams

by David Walls

GIE Lady Matrix return to their roster 27-year old American guard Briana Williams (5'7''-G-92, college: Mercer). It is actually her comeback to the Lady Matrix as she has played here before. Williams is not a newcomer in the WUBA League where she was drafted in 2017. She would go on to be All-WUBA Rookie of the Year along with All-WUBA 1st Team honors.

This season Williams played in the German League with TG Neuss Tigers . In 20 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 5.0apg and 1.3spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to All-German 2.Bundesliga Honorable Mention.

The previous (17-18) season Williams played at TG Neuss Tigers. In 22 2.Bundesliga games she averaged 14.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.2apg. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to All-German 2.Bundesliga North 2nd Team and All-Imports Team.

Williams is quite an experienced player. Her career allowed her to visit three different continents, while she played in four different countries. Williams tasted life as a pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. She has played previously professionally in Montenegro (Buducnost), Qatar (QLC Qatars Ladies Club), WUBA (GIE Matrix) and Czech Republic (SBS Ostrava).

Williams attended Mercer University until 2015 (set single game scoring record with 54 points) and it will be her fifth season as a professional player.

On Williams: (By former Golden State Warrior - Tony Martin (1984-1985))

Emmensely athletic and finesse shooting guard with some experience at the point guard position. When she gets the rebound she likes to push the ball up the court. She plays bigger than she is because of her athleticism. Getting to the rim and pulling up off the dribble and off the screen are her specialties. She will take her defender one on one with no hesitation. She can shoot the three and when she gets locked in she has great three point range, otherwise can be streaky from three point range. She has good court vision and can keep her opponent in front of her. I would like her to work on her ball handling a little more. When this improves will be unstoppable.

By Eurobasket Data Center